Nathaniel Philbrick, author of In the Heart of the Sea, talks about his interest in the whaleship Essex and the history of whaling on Nantucket. Hear more about Philbrick's historical interests and other works he has written.
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Vivid memories of those trapped in the terrifying temblor of 1906 that killed thousands of Californians.
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The New Deal program CCC put three million young men to work in camps across America.
Her 1963 warnings about the effects of pesticides and herbicides sparked a revolution in environmental policy.
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The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.